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Caldwell Talks Homelessness, HUD and Honolulu Rail In Washington DC Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Caldwell Talks Homelessness, HUD and Honolulu Rail In Washington DC

The Honolulu mayor is in the nation’s capital this week for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He’s also meeting with federal officials about the city’s largest ever public works project.

Neal Milner: White Political Identity Is An Emerging And Dangerous Force Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: White Political Identity Is An Emerging And Dangerous Force

A significant and fast-growing portion of white people now think of their white-people selves as a political group with cohesive interests.

Tulsi Gabbard Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton

The Hawaii congresswoman and former secretary of state were involved in a high-profile spat in which Clinton called Gabbard a “favorite of the Russians.”

How Hawaii’s Senators Are Approaching Impeachment Nick Grube/Civil Beat

How Hawaii’s Senators Are Approaching Impeachment

Sens. Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, both Democrats, want to hear witness testimony. One thinks they can convince Republicans to budge. The other doesn’t.

Denby Fawcett: Winning Political Power The Pelosi Way Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Denby Fawcett: Winning Political Power The Pelosi Way

Christine Pelosi, the speaker’s daughter, was in Honolulu promoting her new book about her mother and training aspiring political candidates.

 

Kai Kahele: ‘We Have A Moral Obligation To Humanity’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kai Kahele: ‘We Have A Moral Obligation To Humanity’

The state senator who’s now running for Congress is no stranger to war. But he wants to restrict the president’s ability to take military action without the approval of Congress.

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’

Legislators kicked off the 2020 session united with the governor to tackle the cost of living. The question is whether their bold ideas will become reality.

Hawaii Leaders Back Ambitious Plan To Rapidly Expand Preschool Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Leaders Back Ambitious Plan To Rapidly Expand Preschool

The immediate goal of the five-year plan is to increase the number of pre-K classrooms in the state by 100 a year.

Minimum Wage, Preschool, Housing Top Rare Legislative Platform Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minimum Wage, Preschool, Housing Top Rare Legislative Platform

In an unusual display of pre-session unity, top state officials and business leaders have largely agreed on a plan aimed at bringing down Hawaii’s high cost of living.

Kai Kahele Adds Another $216K To His Congressional War Chest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kai Kahele Adds Another $216K To His Congressional War Chest

The state senator from Hawaii has yet to draw a big name opponent in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Gabbard, Case Vote To Curb Trump’s Ability To Wage War With Iran Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Gabbard, Case Vote To Curb Trump’s Ability To Wage War With Iran

Hawaii’s two representatives, both Democrats, were concerned about Trump’s decision to kill a top Iranian official without congressional approval.

New Hampshire Poll Won’t Help Gabbard’s Presidential Ambitions Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New Hampshire Poll Won’t Help Gabbard’s Presidential Ambitions

The Hawaii congresswoman is poised to miss the debate stage for the second time in two months due mostly to her low poll numbers.